Saturday, March 26, 2011

Animation Salvation interviews Jean-Denis Haas



Alright! After a few technical hurdles we're able to post the interview I did with Animation Salvation in June of 2010!
You can watch my egg head above or listen/download the audio (mp3) here.

We had a lot of fun doing this interview and it covers a lot of ground, from how and when I started this animation thing, influences, favorite work, demo reels, etc. etc. It was work approved, so you'll find two heavier edits throughout the 84mins, but the rest is full on subjective bullcrap from my part, hahahaha! I'm sure I'll get emails/comments about "What are you talking about, that never happened!!", but hey, this is how I remembered things. :)

I hope it's as fun to listen to as it was to talk about it. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Marcelo said...

Excellent interview, JD! Great to hear all the insights and history behind your journey to the top.

Anonymous said...

Inspiring!

Dapoon said...

That was really inspiring JD! Thanks a lot for sharing! :)

Titus said...

sweet interview
wil watch the whole thing when i recover feom a heavy duty drinking weekend.

Love watching your egg head though.

saletti

Anonymous said...

Great! Very clear audio, unlike some other animation podcast interviews I won't mention. What kind of headphones & mic do you have on that egg-head of yours? :)

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Those are Sennheiser headphones. :)

Jean-Denis Haas said...

We recorded it using Supertintin with Skype, but the end format of the video was all messed up and it took some crazy frankensteining to get it all together. It ended up being quite an After Effects file. :)

richie said...

good interview JD, so how are you involed with AM and animation salvation do you mentor at both these sites?

Richie

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Animation Salvation approached me for the interview, but I'm a campus mentor at AM.

Jigar Jani said...

Hi Jean
Thats a great interview.
I just have a question about timing for applying. Would you say that a reel sent during crunch time has a better chance at being looked at than a reel sent during dry period.
Thanks for the interview anyway.

Jean-Denis Haas said...

It's always a tricky thing with reel submissions. Timing is everything. But on a very broad scale, applying around the Christmas time seems better because it's before the final crunch for Summer releases. But that might just be me.

Jigar Jani said...

Thanks Jean , love your blog , keep sharing.

peter said...

Hi Jean. Great Interview. I'm quite curious to hear the name of that short you were telling about on Cartoon Brew done by a group of french students. You mentioned that they came up with an exciting new style. peter

Jean-Denis Haas said...

I really don't remember, sorry. There have been so many new shorts that looked great since too though.